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More People Can Connect to the Internet with Addition of HT Hot Spots

Ann Nishida Ann Nishida

By Cindy Cha

HONOLULU (KHNL) - With the addition of more than 100 Hawaiian Telcom hot spots throughout the state, it's now more convenient than ever to access the internet when you're out and about.

Coffee shops are not the only places to get internet access anymore, now you can find free wifi service in just about every corner -- thanks to the addition of Hawaiian Telcom wifi hotspots.

Some of the more popular places are in the Downtown Business District, Ala Moana Shopping Center and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.

Hawaiian Telcom joins Oceanic Time Warner Cable in offering free wireless internet service to existing customers.

A move, they say, increases the value of their service.

"Everybody wants to be mobile, the element of mobility being highly desired," said Ann Nishida of Hawaiian Telcom.

Now with more than 100 hot spots throughout the state, Hawaiian Telcom says people on the go can log on wherever they are.

"People in Hawaii do a lot of waiting, we've got kids, hula lessons, so they have some wait time so now they can stop in at places like Coffee Bean and surf the internet while they're waiting," said Nishida.

While they're primarily concentrated in downtown Honolulu and Waikiki, they also have presence on Kauai, Maui and the Big Island.

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